Like You

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Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
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Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
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Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
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Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Change
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


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General information

Written by: A. Lee

Like You is the eighth track from Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door. It was the second song written for the album following Snow White Queen.[citation needed] Terry Balsamo has said that it was one of his favorite tracks to work on.[citation needed]

From Metal Edge magazine:

Vin1.jpg The most personal song on The Open Door. "It is about something that's hard to even talk about but feels good to write about" - explains Lee - "It’s about my sister who passed away when I was a little girl. I was six years old and she was three. It's affected my life and definitely affected my music writing, and it's made me who I am. It's one of those things that happens early enough in life that it forms you. I think in a lot of ways I made it a thing that I can use in a positive way in my life. I've learned from it and grown up, and I've always felt older. Twenty-four sounds young to me, it's weird."

Having lost a sister at such a young age put things in perspective for Lee, who says she cherishes making music and wants to love. "What else is there?" she ponders. "I don't care about the stupid things as much as I would if I hadn't been through that. The song is about me from the perspective of a child back then, and I go back to that place a lot of times. I went there and wrote the song that way. It's not the kind of thing that I would normally say on a megaphone in front of millions of people."
"It's something that changes you" - the singer stresses - "I love her, and I will always love her. Her spirit is always with us. I feel like I'll always want to have a little place for her on every record. On the last record, it was 'Hello', and I wrote that from the perspective of a child. I was talking about it in a little bit of a different way, but it's the same inspiration."[1]

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Amy's description of the song:

Vin1.jpg "Like You" is maybe the most intimate song on the record. It was about losing my little sister when I was a child. On the last record, I wrote "Hello" about her. "Like You" is her place on this record.[2] Vin2.jpg


Amy’s sister passed away in 1987 at the age of three from an unidentified illness (Amy's sisters name is omitted out of respect for the Lee family).[3]

Versions

Studio versions:

Like You

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #8)
  • Length: 4:17


Live versions:

Like You [Lithium piano intro][note 1]

  • Performing period: August 18 - November 9, 2012
  • Example: El Paso, Texas (August 18)

Lyrics

Stay low, soft, dark, and dreamless
Far beneath my nightmares and loneliness
I hate me for breathing without you
I don't want to feel anymore for you

Grieving for you
I'm not grieving for you
Nothing real love can't undo
And though I may have lost my way
All paths lead straight to you

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you

Halo, blinding wall between us
Melt away and leave us alone again
The humming, haunted somewhere out there
I believe our love can see us through in death

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There's room inside for two
And I'm not grieving for you
I'm coming for you

You're not alone
No matter what they told you
You're not alone
I'll be right beside you forevermore

I long to be like you sis
Lie cold in the ground like you did
There's room inside for two
And I'm not grieving for you
And as we lay in silent bliss
I know you remember me

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There's room inside for two
And I'm not grieving for you
I'm coming for you

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Notes

  1. In these dates, the "Good Enough" intro combined with notes from "Like You" was used as an intro for "Lithium".

References

  1. Reesman, Bryan (November 2006). "The Essence of Evanescence". Metal Edge: 5–10. ISSN 1068-2872. http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/TheOpenDoor/displayimage.php?album=503&pos=5. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  2. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml. Retrieved December 3, 2006.
  3. Odell, Michael (April 2004). "Survivor!". Blender: 66. http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/Fallen/displayimage.php?album=163&pos=7. Retrieved July 17, 2013.